Canaries Fall To Fargo In Game 2 on Saturday Night

Posted: 5/30/2015

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Written By: Jerrett Mills

Canaries Fall To Fargo In Game 2 on Saturday Night

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sioux Falls Canaries (4-5) took an early lead on Saturday evening, but ultimately couldn’t finish the job, falling to the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (2-7) by the final score of 6-4 in front of 2,714 fans at Sioux Falls Stadium.

The Birds’ got off to a fast start in the top of the second inning as R.J. Perucki singled down the right field line to drive in Jason Repko, who earlier reached on a walk with one out in the inning. Jerome Pena also singled in the top of the third and scored on Richard Stock’s first homerun of the season. The two run blast gave the Birds’, and starting pitcher Shawn Blackwell a 3-0 lead.

Blackwell (0-2, 2.46 ERA) allowed five runs on eight hits in his 6 innings of work, but was knocked out of the game in the top of the seventh inning after the RedHawks posted four runs on three hits. The Canaries let down Blackwell committing two errors, allowing the RedHawks to battle back in the inning.

Newcomer Mike Watt shut the door on the RedHawks in the seventh, recording a strikeout to wrap up a quick 1-2-3 inning.

Stock had his best night in a Canaries uniform going 3-for-4 at the plate, with a homerun and two singles.

Fargo starting pitcher, Bryan Blough (1-1, 8.68 ERA) picked up his first win of the season after holding the Birds’ to just three runs on five hits over five innings of work.

The Birds’ have now dropped two straight to Fargo-Moorhead and fall to 4-5 on the season, but have a chance to rebound on Sunday with Canaries LHP Joe Bircher (1-0, 3.00 ERA) toeing the rubber for the Birds’.

Tomorrow is Sunday Funday at the Birdcage. Kids will have the opportunity to run the bases after the game, meet the players and get autographs.

The Sioux Falls Canaries are encouraging fans to bring and plant flowers at the ballpark on Sunday. Fans who do so will receive free ticket vouchers to any game of their choice throughout the season.

Get your tickets to any of the Canaries 50 home games this season by contacting the Canaries Ticket Office at (605) 336-6060 or visit www.sfcanaries.com. No matter your schedule, the Canaries have a ticket package for you. Ask a Canaries representative about the weekender, perch packs or E-Z Game Tickets.